Colorado Rockies: Top 10 all-time best Opening Day lineups

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Charlie Blackmon #19 after hitting an eighth inning two-run home run against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on August 18, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Charlie Blackmon #19 after hitting an eighth inning two-run home run against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on August 18, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 7: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies (L) and Charlie Blackmon #19 hold their 2016 Silver Slugger Awards before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – APRIL 7: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies (L) and Charlie Blackmon #19 hold their 2016 Silver Slugger Awards before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

5. 2016: (Overal Batter OPS+ 103)

  1. Charlie Blackmon CF
  2. Trevor Story SS
  3. Carlos Gonzalez RF
  4. Nolan Arenado 3B
  5. Gerardo Parra LF
  6. Mark Reynolds 1B
  7. Nick Hundley C
  8. DJ LeMahieu 2B
  9. Jorge De La Rosa P

This Opening Day welcomed to the world to the greatness that is Trevor Story. This is also lineup that boasted three Silver Slugger Award winners (one is batting eighth in this lineup), and six hitters with an OPS+ of 100+ … yet it barely cracked the top five.

The fourth-best hitter was rookie Trevor Story, who famously hit two homers off Zack Grienke in his MLB debut, which also happened to be Opening Day of the 2016 season.

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